Rental scam

Rental scam on Gumtree. The rental amount is way below what is normal for the area and when you make an enquiry you receive a response stating that he is not in the province but will courier the keys to you after you are approved and the deposit and advance rent is deposited. It seems legit as he sends through pics of the actual unit in that specific complex and a proper lease doc minus ID numbers after you send through the required docs to him. He then gives you an account which the money has to be deposited into and then he will send through the keys and original docs to you.

Report ID: 3807
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Randburg
Suburb: Northgate
Address: 12 Monterrey, 51 Montrose Avenue, Northgate, Randburg, Gauteng 2162
Crime Date/Time: 17 May 2013, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username3807
Reported Date: 17 May 2013, 10:05 AM
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  • bob6 4 Sep 2014, 02:53 PM

    Please stay alert there is a guy by the name of vusimusi on olx he is selling a long sold cars by other garage he stole the picture from them and advertise toyota Avanza with a damaged vender for the value of R25000. Dnt not fall into trap anyone knows their whereabout contact the SAPS

  • bob6 22 Aug 2014, 11:10 AM

    james mdluli also does that he claim to manage barnes auto deposit money into drawcard account and promise to deliver by couriers beware of that scam

  • tinashe 25 Jul 2014, 11:53 PM

    There is a guy by the name of Hactor email add who does the exact same thing he advertises properties that are not his nd asks you to pay a deposit he is a complete fraud beware

  • Cal Adams 29 Aug 2013, 10:29 AM

    Exact same incident as report ID 3807. This time posing as Karen Mary Bagarette and even sent through an ID copy. Saying that DHL Express will do the transaction and that you must pay the deposit and one month's rent in cash at a western union before receiving the keys.

  • Jean Alexander 28 May 2013, 05:07 PM

    Beware of a guy calling himself Robert Kensok, e-mail He places adverts for property to rent and demands deposits, and of course you do not see your money again

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